Apparently I have a thing for testing. I rather love to run experiments, even when there’s no immediate need for the results. I guess I just enjoy trying stuff, and hey, maybe even learning a thing or two.
So last weekend I was doing a bit of tinkering and got to wondering about the performance of different heatsinks. Now just intuitively, I know that larger heat sinks tend to dissipate more heat than smaller ones – particularly if they have larger surface areas. But just how much better is a tall, finned heatsink than a small, clip-on device? This is what I wanted to find out. So I gathered up five sinks of varying sizes and started to design my test.
Compares the performance of several different heatsinks - [Link]
I am happy to announce the release of our set of Free Electronics Stock photos. This is a collection of 286 usual electronics items that you may already being familiar with, but haven’t the time to take photos of them. You can use them on your blog, website or printed jobs for free. Great efforts have been made to achieve a professional look and being usefull to all of you. Electronic items photographed under DIY studio lighting and processed using software. They are categorized on the following categories:
- Chip – ICs
- Passive Components
- Switch – Relays
- Transformers – Inductors
Free electronics stock photos - [Link]